Laura Pressley

Executive Director

CENTER

biography

Laura Pressley has been at the helm of CENTER in Santa Fe for 10 years.  CENTER is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization (NGO) known for the long-standing programs including  The Review Santa Fe Photo Festival, Project Grants,  and other offerings that have launched dozens of photographer’s careers. She has curated and co-curated exhibitions including The Dispossessed (2016), The Frontier (2016), Immigration, Migration & Evolving Boundaries (2015) and  produced the exhibitions Art & Oppression (2017), and Conjured Futures (2018)  working collaboratively with partner venues and festivals. Pressley is frequently invited to participate in photography fairs and festivals around the globe as a portfolio reviewer including the Rencontres d’ Arles (France), Cortona on the Move (Italy), and Mt. Rokko International Photography Festival (Japan). In addition to CENTER, Pressley serves on the Board of Directors for the Blue Earth Alliance based in Seattle, WA.

Photo by Gabriella Marks